Black Butler: Book of Circus

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  • TV-MA
  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 8.2  (2,117)

Black Butler: Book of Circus is a dark, supernatural anime series set in Victorian-era London. Produced by A-1 Pictures and based on the popular manga of the same name, this show follows the story of a young boy named Ciel Phantomhive and his demon butler Sebastian Michaelis, who are on a mission to uncover a sinister plot involving a traveling circus.

The series opens with Ciel, the last surviving member of the illustrious Phantomhive family, being forced to attend a freak show at a traveling circus by the Queen's butler, who suspects that something nefarious is going on. Ciel and Sebastian go undercover as members of the circus, hoping to gather information about the strange occurrences that have been taking place there.

As they delve deeper into the circus's dark secrets, Ciel and Sebastian realize that the performers are not what they seem. Their investigation leads them to encounter a variety of bizarre and dangerous characters, including a knife-throwing beast-tamer, a contortionist who can summon shadow creatures, and a ringmaster who controls his performers with a hypnotic melody.

Despite the danger they face, Ciel and Sebastian remain resolute in their pursuit of the truth, even as the Queen's agents begin to take notice of their activities. Along the way, they also form an unexpected connection with the performers of the circus, who are revealed to have their own tragic backstories and motivations.

The series is notable for its stunning animation, intricate character designs, and atmospheric soundtrack. The voice acting is also outstanding, with Matthew Mercer delivering a standout performance as Sebastian Michaelis, the enigmatic and powerful demon who serves as Ciel's butler and protector. J. Michael Tatum is equally impressive as Ciel, bringing a complex mix of vulnerability, arrogance, and determination to the role.

In addition to the main storyline, which unfolds over 10 episodes, the series includes several bonus episodes that provide additional backstory and character development. These episodes are particularly insightful for fans of the manga, as they explore the histories of characters who are only briefly touched on in the main series.

Overall, Black Butler: Book of Circus is an engrossing and atmospheric anime that explores themes of justice, revenge, and the blurred lines between good and evil. Fans of supernatural and mystery anime will find plenty to enjoy in this gripping and visually stunning series.

Black Butler: Book of Circus is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on July 10, 2014.

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Seasons
E 10
10. E 10
September 11, 2014
Sebastian carries out his remaining orders, and as usual, Will is left to clean up the mess.
E 9
9. E 9
September 4, 2014
The world is never kind to anyone.
E 8
8. E 8
August 28, 2014
Lord Kelvin invites Ciel to replay a certain night from his past, and Ciel's servants receive some unexpected visitors at the mansion.
E 7
7. E 7
August 21, 2014
Before they pay the baron a visit, Sebastian decides to take some advice from Soma.
E 6
6. E 6
August 14, 2014
Sometimes Sebastian's revisions to a plan can be dangerous.
E 5
5. E 5
August 7, 2014
Sebastian and Will may well be the most awkward duo in circus history, but Ciel currently has bigger problems.
E 4
4. E 4
July 31, 2014
Sebastian and Ciel have done undercover work before, but this particular job presents some unique challenges.
E 3
3. E 3
July 24, 2014
The air is thick with trapezes, knives, and pointed jibes as Sebastian and Ciel audition for the circus. Then after the excitement dies down, they see an unexpected familiar face in the rehearsal tent...
E 2
2. E 2
July 17, 2014
After a letter from Queen Victoria, some breaking and entering, and a trip to Undertaker, Sebastian and Ciel go to the circus. The mission: find a large group of missing children. The obstacle: Sebastian loses it a little when he's around cats...
His Butler, Presenting
1. His Butler, Presenting
July 10, 2014
Our much loved butler and master are back with more tea and cakes, more cutlery-based warfare, and more evil to rout from the London underworld.
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Where to Watch Black Butler: Book of Circus
Black Butler: Book of Circus is available for streaming on the FUNimation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Black Butler: Book of Circus on demand at Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 10, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (2,117)